Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900/Bond, Daniel

BOND, DANIEL (1725–1803), painter, is supposed to have been born in London. In 1762 and 1763 he exhibited landscapes at the rooms of the Society of Arts in the Strand. In 1764 he was awarded by that society twenty-five guineas, the second premium, and in 1765 fifty guineas, the first premium, for landscape paintings in oil-colours (A Register of the Premiums and Bounties given by the Society instituted in London for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures, and Commerce from the original institution in the year mdcciv). For many years he was engaged in a manufactory at Birmingham as superintendent of the decorative department. His productions are described as highly finished landscapes, broad in treatment, after the style of Wilson, R.A. (Gent. Mag. lxxiv. 1101, and Redgrave). He seems to have amassed property enough to live a retired life during his latter years. He died at Hagley Row, Edgbaston, Birmingham, 18 Dec. 1803 (Gent. Mag. lxxiii. 1259). In 1804, a few months after his death, a number of his pictures and drawings were sold by auction in London.

[Pilkington's Dictionary of Painters; Edwards's Anecdotes of Painters, London, 1808; Redgrave's Dictionary of Artists of the English School.]

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